Yamato Waki, born March 13, 1948 in Sapporo is a Japanese mangaka. She debuted in 1966 with the short story Dorobou Tenshi.
Since this debut, Yamato steadly created and published a variety of works in the genre of shoujo manga. Among her early time works, Mon Cherie CoCo, 1971, was adapted into TV anime series, and her work, Haikara-san ga Tooru, 1975 to 1977, was very successful, winning the 1st Kodansha Manga Award for shoujo in 1977. It was also made into a musical for the Takarazuka Revue. Through these early works, she established her position as one of the most popular manga artists.